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Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

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Address: 220 East Ann Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone Number: 734 995 5439
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Everyone gets creative in this interactive science and technology museum,...

Everyone gets creative in this interactive science and technology museum, featuring engaging exhibits in subjects like psychology, the media and health.

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Interactive good fun for young kids

My six year olds love to visit this museum when we are in Ann Arbor. Once you enter, you walk up the singing stairs which play music. It's just one example of how everything in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My six year olds love to visit this museum when we are in Ann Arbor. Once you enter, you walk up the singing stairs which play music. It's just one example of how everything in the museum is interactive. My boys favorites are the ball conveyors in the preschool room upstairs, the exercise measuring spots to see how fit they... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were hesitant in bringing our 15 month old because we thought she was too young to fully appreciate the place but we were wrong! The place is wonderfully thought out for everyone of all ages. Our little one was too young to fully enjoy the more complicated activities and exhibitions, but she sure had fun with pushing buttons, water... More 

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Columbus, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a Saturday. It was not crowded. Something for all to do. We especially like the toddler room with the fire truck, ball machine and water play. We found parking in a parking garage several blocks away. Great place for hands on activities for young children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have been here many times and have been impressed that the exhibits are interesting, there are always some new exhibits, and the collection and building are very well maintained. The gift shop has some interesting items, though some things seem very expensive.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

water play, plenty of buttons to push, sized for about one hour of play. bring your own snacks for kids - area to sit and relax. also may want to bring a dry shirt if water play is big on your toddler's fun list

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The AAHOM is a wonderful institution in our city. We're locals and find something new and exciting every time we go. Two kids under 4 and plenty to do for them. The best part is we're barely scratching the surface of what they have to offer as the kids get older. Fantastic experience for locals or visitors to the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the idea of an interactive museum for kids. It's pretty well thought-out, but it is not as amazing as I expected. I've always wanted to go in there and my children had a really good time - and I suppose that is all that matters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loads of things for the kids to do. Science and fun is a great mixture to keep kids engaged. Well worth a visit to give the kids a fun day out.

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Milford, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a GREAT little science museum. VERY hands on, and lots of neat stuff for the kids to play with. All very educational too! From the Bernoulli Principle to seeing the inner workings of a toilet! Now, WHAT little boy does NOT want to see how a toilet works!? Your kids will love this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so much fun! Our kids love it! They are constantly changing the exhibits, the layout is easy to navigate with a stroller, and the learning is, well, hands on. This is, far and away, the best membership we have ever purchased. They are part of the ASTC affiliate program, so you can go to other affiliates around... More 

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